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    Knee Infection* TKR Staph Infection: 2-Stage Revision Needed

    If you leave the pic line in, you will have to flush it twice a day to keep it patent . There's also the risk of infection.
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    Knee Infection* My dilemma.

    Oh my goodness, l just read your whole story. Haven't checked this forum for a while. I too had a similar experience, being treated on and off with antibiotics, had a wound clean out, numerous aspirations etc, went on for over a year. Pain stiffness, swelling and a hot knee with low grade temp...
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    Knee Infection* Another infection

    l had the 2 stage revision for infection one year ago after a year of trying to treat the infection by antibiotics and "cleaning out " surgery . The second stage was on June 28 ,2022 . My knee is better than it's ever been since the original surgery knee replacement . l no longer think about my...
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    TKR CPM Machine After Knee Replacement

    l had the CPM , l found it to be a pain to use and useless as well . l had them take it away after 2 days .l had to have my husband help get me on it , and then l couldn't get off if he was gone . My insurance covered it . When l had the revision 2 years later for infection , l told the doctor...
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    Revision TKR Four Months Out and Still Can't Walk

    l can sympathize with you ! l had to have a 2-stage revision due to a horrible infection last spring . Started in April . l had the second part done end of June , so l lost Spring Summer and part of fall . l missed my step granddaughter 's bridal shower and her wedding as well as a graduation...
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    Revision TKR Four Months Out and Still Can't Walk

    Just a caution , be sure they check for infection . That can cause pain and stiffness . l am glad you stopped the PT .
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    Knee Infection* Total Knee Revision due to infection

    Be careful with the vancomycin IV , l was on it as well for the same reason as you , the drug injured my kidneys , they got better a little after finishing the vanco but now l got diagnosed with CKD and was just referred to a nephrologist !
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    Arthroscopy Ice machine - cheap vs expensive

    l got one from the hospital when l had knee surgery for infection . It was paid for by my insurance . lt's about a $350 dollars one and worked great .l used frozen water bottles .
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    TKR Steroid injection for IT/Sciatica

    l just saw your post about sciatica pain ! l have had that twice and it's very miserable . The first time was after my TKR in 2018 .Same thing , painful from butt to knee . My daughter-in-law, a massage and acupressure therapist told me to lay on a tennis ball placed just below the waist on the...
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    Knee Infection* Total Knee Revision due to infection

    To get a repeat infection is my greatest fear! l had the 2 stage revision surgery for infection in April with the 2nd part done the end of June. lt was a horrible coarse. I don't know if l could go through all that again. l was given a hinged knee replacement, l understand that the tubes go...
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    TKR Valgus deformity

    My TKR was in 2018 and l was never able to kneel on that knee . l had 2 stage revision surgery for infection this summer and don't think l will ever be able to kneel .
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    Knee Infection* Adieu

    l have been through the 2 stage revision surgery for infection . Please read my story on this site . l just got the whole new knee replacement done on June 28,2022 . l was given a "hinged knee replacement " l am doing well now , but spent 3 months in a wheelchair , l couldn't walk after the...
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    Knee Infection* Adieu

    Please see my story for a lot of information on IV antibiotic and revision surgery !
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    TKR Is this normal?

    l was lucky with my TKR and the 2 stage revision done 3 years later for infection . l don't remember ever being unable to sleep . Maybe that's partly do to having a low hemoglobin ? Seems l could fall asleep anytime anyplace . l did get a blood transfusion in the hospital because of low...
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    Knee Infection* TKR Infection 2 Years Out

    I had a similar experience 3 years after my TKR . l kept getting small bubbles or sores just below my knee cap . After treating it several times and then even a surgical clean out of the sore , it always came back after stopping the antibiotic . The orthopedic surgeon also told me that he was...
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    TKR New redness after TKR

    l had a similar red patch in the same spot just below my knee. Turned out after a year of treatment that the joint was very infected and the area below my knee came from that infection . lt seems the infection in the joint made a track down to below my knee and came out there as cellulitis and...
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    Knee Infection* October 20th original knee surgery, infection, October 31st clean up for infection

    l had an infection in my knee replacement , they actually took all the hardware out and put in a temporary spacer that l could not walk on . Then l was on IV antibiotics for 6 weeks , then almost 3 months later l had a second surgery where they put in a whole new knee replacement . So it was a...
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    Revision TKR Need knee revision surgeon recommendation for Austin, TX area

    l was referred to a revision specialist for infection , and he is from a very small town of just over 2000 population . The hospital was small , but the care was excellent . That is a well known surgeon in my state as well as the surrounding states . He did an excellent job and the hospital...
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    THR Lower back pain after THR

    Could it be sciatica ? When they do surgery they disturb a lot of nerves . I had terrible sciatica pain after my original TKR in 2018 , and then again this summer after my revision surgery . That pain started in my lower back and went down the back of my leg . It was so painful , l remember...
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    THR Feeling confused and very upset

    l am thinking that if they put all the surgeries scheduled while the dr was sick , next in line , they would have to reschedule all of the surgeries after that as well , to make room for them . That's a lot of reschedule work , plus a whole lot more people getting rescheduled than if they just...

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